Peony Floor Lamp with a Bamboo Base

Peony Floor Lamp with a Bamboo Base

c. 1905-10

probably by Clara Wolcott Driscoll

(American, 1861-1944)

designer

probably by Tiffany Studios

(American, 1902-1932)

maker

Leaded glass, bronze

157.5 cm (62 in.); Shade diameter: 55.9 cm (22 in.)

Bequest of Charles Maurer 2018.267

Description

Tiffany and his designers brought the garden inside with their floral lamp designs. They also re-created the ever-changing qualities of natural light using the light and dark tonal effects of the glass when illuminated with electric lamps. The Peony shade could be rotated during the day to increase or decrease the amount of light it cast—intense reds for a darker glow at night, lighter pinks during the day.

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